As teachers and parents it is our role to teach youth how to effectively manage their anger and other emotions before a problem arises.Teach students that if they base their happiness on whether someone will change, they give that person the power over their emotions. The other person can control their emotions simply by changing or not changing.
When fear is the motivator, moral development stops, emotional scars are embedded in the soul, and behavior is ‘good’ only until fear can be escaped.
Obstacles to Overcome when Raising Strong Adolescent Girls
Stop blaming the state of our youth on the next guy. Stop saying it can't happen to my kid, or in my town, or in my state. Ask yourself what you can do. Don't even consider that you can do nothing. That's not an acceptable response if you want the violence to stop.
If you believe that reclaiming the peace that humans are born with is impossible, then the reverse of this is that it IS possible.